The Kite Runner Research Paper

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“The single greatest moment of my twelve years of life, seeing Baba on that roof, proud of me at last.” This quote from Amir in The Kite Runner shows the conflict Amir feels with his father. In the book, Amir is motivated to constantly satisfy his father, make his father proud. To do this, he risks everything and finds that he was happier before Baba was proud of him. Terrible things happen when he risks for his father and he feels like a monster and knows it wasn’t worth it. Children have a subconscious desire to make their parents proud of them. They need this because of their admiration, a feeling of purpose, and a feeling of independence. Khaled Hosseini included this relationship in The Kite Runner because it gave Amir a mixed motivation that ends up leading to a terrible situation.…show more content…
Show him once and for all that his son was worthy.” In the early pages of The Kite Runner Amir is very focused on being a “worthy son” for a man as great as Baba. He feels as though he must earn his place because of his mother’s death while giving birth to him. Children have a subconscious admiration for their parents. They want to be like them. Parents are the most important role model a child can have. In Amir’s attempts to be like his father he ends up putting himself between a rock and a hard place. He can either be like his father and be unhappy with himself, or he can be himself and his father not be proud of him. His admiration for his father fuels the plot up to the end, when he finds out what his father had actually done during his lifetime he realizes that he never needed to be like Baba to be good in the world. This helps bring him closer to being at peace with

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